Quality Manager

Linamar Corp.

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Arden, NC

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Manager, Quality


Responsible for management of the Quality/Laboratory activities, ensuring that products have been manufactured according to the specifications and seeking corrections/solutions.  Maintain third party registration to IATF 16949 and ISO 14001. Supervise, coach, and mentor team members; prioritize and assign tasks to ensure that the team’s resources are used effectively and departmental goals & targets are met. Monitor the performance of equipment and processes; identify, troubleshoot and resolve scheduling problems in order to maintain efficient operations. Prepare activity and progress reports so that recurring problems, either with the quality of the product or the reliability of testing procedures, can be identified or addressed.


Powering Vehicles, Motion, Work, and Lives since 1966.

Performance Expectations

·        Ensure compliance with all legislative requirements in the facility’s geographic location and:

o   The Global Operating System Plays;

o   OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety management system standard;

o   ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management system standard;

o   IATF 16949 Technical Specification Management and Linamar Quality Basics system standards.

·        Support, Foster, Promote and Demonstrate Linamar’s Core Values and Leadership Behaviors.

·        Maintain balance between customer, employee and financial satisfaction by maximizing facility/department Performance Indicators to align to Linamar’s Stepping Stool of Success Strategy.

·        Support and maintain department lean initiatives as set out in LPS system requirements.

o   Maintain department 5S requirements.

·        Plan, organize, schedule and maintain the activities of the quality department to ensure that the department supports the needs of manufacturing.

·        Establish quality goals and objectives that support the facility’s operations. Champion the Quality Management System as the IATF/ISO Management Representative.

·        Establish a manpower plan to run the department effectively and efficiently. Develop and empower employees through training programs, feedback and reviews. Promote understanding of AIAG and customer tools.

·        Establish long term plans for the department, equipment and personnel development.

·        Ensure that the Quality requirements of our customers are met. Provide a supplier management system.

·        Create, recommend, implement, verify and continually improve procedures and systems for the efficient and effective control of quality. Create plans to reduce the cost of poor quality.

·        Ensure that high standards of quality are maintained; ensure effective and efficient usage and compliance to regulatory, legislative and customer requirements; ensure that immediate action is taken to rectify the cause of poor quality.

·        Interact and maintain effective communication(s) with managers, supervisors, support staff and production personnel.

·        Coordinate the development and preparation of quality documentation to support APQP, corrective actions, continuous improvement and plant metrics.

·        Establish priorities and objectives in order of importance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Characteristics             

·        A university degree or college diploma in administration, manufacturing, engineering or a related discipline.

·        ASQ Certification.

  • Essential Skills
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English fluently
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to meet or exceed the company’s attendance standards
    • Ability to understand and follow directions given
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Minimum of five year’s experience in manufacturing and five years in supervision.
  • Ability to network with other facilities and other managers to exchange information and solve problems. Instruct staff regarding adherence to quality goals and objectives. Hold staff meetings in order to make announcements, review policies, procedures and discuss quality issues.
  • Ability to make decisions about suggestions for change and continuous improvement. Respond to customer complaints. Make decisions about hiring and firing staff. Ability to train employees with the goal of empowering them.
  • Ability to produce and interpret charts and metrics for the management team and/or customers. Complete legal forms for the facility. Read minutes of meetings in order to keep up-to-date and to plan.
  • Ability to compare budgets to actual expenditures and make financial projections. Plan to reduce COPQ.
  • Ability to work independently and participate in a team setting. Participate in group discussions on methods for improving work processes or product quality and the allocation of work responsibilities and goals. Meet with: department heads and supervisors (daily); team members who discuss operations, policies and procedures (when necessary); staff (periodically).
  • Advanced knowledge of machine capability requirements and SPC tools. Trained in the ISO/IATF16949 quality management systems and internal auditing. Knowledge of the Core Tools (APQP, MSA, PPAP, SPC, FMEA). Ability to use various computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to track expenses and run projections. Familiar with customer websites.
  • Engage in ongoing learning through participation in professional organizations, seminars, formal courses, conferences and trade shows. Upgrade skills by attending conferences and networking functions, by liaising with industry associations, and by taking management classes through educational institutions.
  • Technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

·        Ability to lead, delegate tasks, provide guidance, and train others

What Linamar Has To Offer

  • Opportunities for career advancement.
  • Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities.
  • Excellent health benefits.
  • Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts.  


About Us

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries & markets. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated and engaged people.

Linamar Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace without regard to any basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Linamar Corporation encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will reasonably accommodate applicants throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process upon request.